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Notes/Quotes from New Years Eve: “The past doesn’t equal the future. If it does, then you live in the past.”

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There’s your last Ollie-ism of 2012. I’m sure there will be plenty more in 2013. With its non-conference schedule in the rearview, UConn looks forward to its first Big East clash — a New Years Day date with Marquette — under Kevin Ollie. The game also marks a homecoming for freshman forward Phil Nolan, who […] [Read More]
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Recapping Kevin Ollie’s contract extension

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If September 13 was Jim Calhoun’s day, then December 29 belonged solely to Kevin Ollie, who was awarded a five-year contract extension through April, 2018. There hasn’t been much good news in UConn athletics lately, and the fanbase can now breathe a sigh of relief: Kevin Ollie is free. He can now begin to truly […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Washington

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By the way, there was a basketball game played Saturday night at the XL Center. UConn moved to 10-2 with a 61-53 victory over Washington. Here’s what you need to know: *The story was defense for UConn, which held the West Coast Huskies to 29.7 percent shooting from the field. Washington guard C.J. Wilcox, who […] [Read More]
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What They’re Saying: Kevin Ollie’s contract extension

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A few quotes about Kevin Ollie’s five-year contract extension: *Kevin Ollie: “My legs were shaking and everything. It was like the first game I stepped in the XL Center. My legs were shaking because I was excited. I was excited for the moment. I just thought it could never happen for a guy out of […] [Read More]
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Game day and live updates: Washington at UConn

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WHEN: Tonight, 7:30 WHERE: XL Center, Hartford RECORDS: Washington 8-4, UConn 9-2 ON THE AIR: ESPN2 (Bob Picozzi, Bill Raftery) WTIC-1080 AM (Joe D’Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) UP NEXT: Tuesday at Marquette, 8 (ESPNU) WASHINGTON Abdul Gaddy G 6-3 Sr.: 13.3 ppg, 3.8 apg C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 Jr.: 19.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg Scott Suggs G 6-6 Sr.: […] [Read More]
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Ollie earns 5-year extension

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Kevin Ollie is the next UConn men’s basketball coach. This time, the title is permanent. UConn announced Saturday that Ollie, who accepted a seven-month contract on Sept. 13, had received a five-year extension through April, 2018. The deal is worth an excess of $7 million. “We’re going to do things well, and we’re going to […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Dec. 28: “This is why God created us.”

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UConn visited the Newtown Youth Academy Thursday, and at the request of the town, media was not allowed. Can’t say I blame them. After Friday’s practice, the Huskies spoke about the experience: *Kevin Ollie: “It was something special…all the kids came in, we were signing autographs, kids were smiling, fans were smiling. Then we got […] [Read More]
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Keeping up with the NBA Huskies

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If you’re focused solely on college hoops, you may be a little behind on ex-UConn players in the NBA. We’re here to catch you up. Here’s a list of the ex-Huskies in the big leagues, from best to worst: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats — Walker has taken an enormous step forward in his second year. […] [Read More]
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